Job creation expected

By Christina Calloway PNT senior writer Portales’ city manager says he expects more job creation with upcoming projects in Roosevelt County after a New Mexico State University economist’s study showed the county seeing no growth in job creation from last year. Roosevelt County ranked sixth in job creation among the state’s 33 counties last […]

Police blotter — Jan. 29

Call logs for Portales police, sheriff and fire call logs: Saturday • 12:14 a.m.: Premise check, 500 block North Globe Avenue • 12:15 a.m.: Premise check, 1300 block East Brazos St. • 12:23 a.m.: Officer requested, 1400 block South Main Avenue • 12:29 a.m.: Noise disturbance, West First Street. • 1:05 a.m.: Suspicious circumstances, 100 […]

Too old? Only if your imagination has withered

I turned 57 the other day. No big deal, even though 57 is widely recognized as a serious milestone. I’m sure if you “Google” it, you’ll find all sorts of articles and blogs where “Baby Boomer” folks like me wax philosophic about the big 57. My generation has always been gifted when it comes to […]

Rattlers upend Portales

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Portales senior Zachary Campbell goes for the layup while Tucumcari’s Cody Ryen goes for the block attempt in Tuesday night’s game at the Ram Athletic Center.

By Dave Wagner CMI sports writer In the first half, Tucumcari’s John Paul Garcia went off from downtown. When Portales tried to take that away, senior Cody Ryen picked up the slack in the second half. Garcia scored 16 of his 24 points in the first two periods and Ryan had all but four […]

Prep basketball capsules — Jan. 29

Tuesday Non-district Boys Dora 74, Grady 48 Grady (4-11) — Koby Valentine 21, Gunner Burrage 4, Ryan Bone 2, Trenton Lee 11, Cannon Burrage 4, Tucker Northcutt 6. Totals 18 4-7 42. Dora ( 15-4) — Eddie Arzate 2, Jesus Villegas 17, Josh Walker 9, Dalton Privett 10, Dylan Privett 29, Lervi Bickham 2, Koby […]

Session too small for governor’s laundry list

An energized Gov. Susana Martinez laid out her priorities for the state of New Mexico last week, summing them up like this: education, jobs and cooperation. It was a less combative Martinez than in past States of the State — a governing official rather than a politician, probably the image she wants going into a […]

Events calendar — Jan. 28

Today Roosevelt County Special Hospital District Board meeting – 5:30 p.m., RGH Hospital conference room. Boot Camp — 5:30 p.m., Portales Recreation Center. Information: 356-8598. Books N Babies – Portales Public Library. “Squeaky Clean” will be featured. Information: 356-3940. Wednesday Aerobics — 7:30 a.m., Portales Recreation Center. Information: 356-8598. Preschool Storytime— 10:30 a.m., Portales Public […]

Vacation memories will last

Breezes were blowing softly, making the humid air bearable. Hot sun was splashing on the vibrant red hibiscus blossoms women and girls were wearing in their long, jet black hair. The bright colors in the fabric of the skirts and loin cloths were just magnificent against the backdrop of the rainforest. We had ridden in […]

Tumbleweed invasion

This car on Spruce Street is blocked in by tumbleweeds on Monday afternoon. County road officials have been removing tumbleweeds, and recommend that drivers do not run them over.

By Eric Norwood Jr. CMI staff writer As Eastern New Mexico University student James Moreno pulled out of his home Monday morning in rural Roosevelt County, his normal route to work was blocked by a large pile of tumbleweeds. “It pretty much blocked the four way. I had to take another route to work,” […]

Police blotter — Jan. 28

Call logs for Portales police, sheriff and fire call logs: Friday • 2:18 a.m.: Alarm activation, 200 block South Avenue K. • 3:04 a.m.: Premise check, U.S. 70. • 3:10 a.m.: Premise check, 1300 block East Brazos Street. • 5:14 a.m.: Alarm activation, 1000 block West Second Street. • 5:48 a.m.: Traffic stop, 17th Street […]

Bee winner interested in ocean

1-25 Spelling bee

By Lillian Bowe PNT staff writer As the winner of last week’s Roosevelt County spelling bee, Riley Lujan won a plaque, a $500 scholarship to Eastern New Mexico University and a trip to Albuquerque in March for the state-level spelling bee. Lujan, sixth-grader from Lindsey-Steiner Elementary, won the junior division of the spelling bee […]

Legislative roundup — Jan. 28

By Steve Terrell The New Mexican Days remaining in session: 23 A Lion he was not: It’s Super Bowl week, and that meant the state Senate was especially excited about the man they confirmed Monday for the Military Base Planning Commission. Senators voted 37-0 for John D. Bledsoe, a retired brigadier general and former combat […]

PHS boys basketball capsule — Jan. 28

Tucumcari (10-9) at Portales (10-8) When: 7 p.m. today at The RAC Radio: KSEL-FM 105.9. Last meeting: January 2013, the Rams beat the Rattlers 65-59 at Tucumcari. Last time out: Both teams played on Saturday, with Tucumcari winning at Pecos 77-60 and PHS taking a 53-46 decision at Moriarty Rattlers players to watch: D’Ontee Sandoval, […]

Prep summaries — Jan. 26

Saturday Boys Floyd 66, Clovis freshmen 16 Clovis freshmen — Merit Grau 3, Rohan Angadi 5, Trenton Gaither 6, Lane Kelly 1, Marcelino Honorago 1. Totals 3 10-22 16. Floyd (10-9) — W.T. Whitecotton 13, Edgardo Chavez 6, Lane Wallace 5, Jose Torres 2, Wyatt Chandler 4, Rigo Navaro 2, Cole Rinne 2, Jonathan Diaz […]

Rams rally, get by Pintos

CMI staff MORIARTY — The Portales Rams recovered from an early rotation shakeup, and took advantage when the Moriarty Pintos had one of their own to leave town with a 53-46 victory Saturday night. Zach Campbell had 21 points to lead Portales (10-8) while Caleb Burciaga, who took over the main offensive duties after Daniel […]

Dress your best for Super Bowl

Are you ready for some football? Super Bowl Sunday is just a week away and some of you may want to celebrate your team in style. I have been asked what I think one should wear to a Super Bowl party. Here are a couple of suggestions you may want to consider for your football […]

Felt projects on upcoming show

Information on cooking artichokes and doing felting projects will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday. Cookbook author and chef John Vollertsen (more commonly known as Chef Johnny Vee) will demonstrate how to clean an artichoke, steam it in a pressure cooker and then make ravioli using Won Ton […]

Still going strong

Lewis Cooper joined the Texico Volunteer Fire Department fin 1964. He has served as chief since 1989.

At the age of 75, Lewis Cooper has no plans to slow down in his post as chief of the Texico Volunteer Fire Department. Originally from Portales, Cooper went to basic training in the late 1950s and served in the Army Reserve for 13 years. He retired after 39 years with Helton Oil in 2000, […]

Senior happenings — Jan. 26

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St., Clovis Monday: Daily Activities, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; 8-ball pool tournament, 10 a.m. $5. Tuesday: Daily Activities, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; 11 a.m. (Clovis); Bingo, 1 p.m. (Clovis); 1 p.m.-3 p.m., Sewing (Portales) Wednesday: Daily Activities 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sewing group, 10 a.m. (Clovis) Thursday: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Daily activities; […]

Club notes

The Meals on Wheels Board of Directors met Jan. 21. President Phyllis Davidson opened the meeting, with following members in attendance: George Boal, Cleta Cook, Pam Kamradt, Mary Weigl, Harold Wuest and executive coordinator Sherry Turner. Turner provided the monthly report showing 781 meals were delivered in December, with 11,026 meals delivered during calendar year […]